Gullele Botanic Garden

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Ethiopia - Addis Ababa

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International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No


About the Gullele Botanic Garden

Gullele Botanic Garden (GBG), the first of its kind in Ethiopia, established five years back on 705 ha by the joint venture of Addis Ababa University and Addis Ababa City administration that realized after almost thirty years effort made by different institutions and scientists for four major objectives such as: Conservation; Research, Education and Eco tourism.

Main Address:
Gullele Botanic Garden
Addisu Gebeya NOC Fuel Station, Kidus Michael Building 2nd and 3rd Floor
Mailing: P.O. Box 153/1029
Addis Ababa

Telephone: 00251-11-1275332/35
Fax: 00251-11-1275330
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Professor Sebsebe Demisew
    Curator's Name: Birhanu Belay
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Solomon Getahun
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 4
    Educational Staff Number: 5
    Research Staff Number: 6
    Administration Staff Number: 30

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 2010
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 705 Hectares
    Latitude: 9.07271
    Longitude: 38.71925
    Annual Rainfall: 1240 mm
    Altitude: 1818.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 240 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: ጉለሌ የዕፅዋት ማዕከል
  • Local Address: አዲሱ ገበያ ኖክ የነዳጅ ማደያ ቅዱስ ሚካኤል ሕንጻ 2ኛ ፎቅ
  • Locality: City: አዲስ አበባ ኢትዮጵያ
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 480
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 3
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: No
  • Number of Visitors: 20000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 900
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 40
  • Special Collections:We collect plants from different parts of the country by giving priority for Native, Endemic, Threatened and Economical.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: Yes
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: No
    Public Lectures/Talks: No
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: No
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: No
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: Yes